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Re: Spectre660's Linux downloads for the X5000

PostPosted: Thu Aug 10, 2017 6:45 pm
by Roland
Spectre660 wrote: Can you try this updated kernel (4.12.4 version 2) with your r7 240 and Debian 8.
It has some radeon firmware that was not in previous kernels.


I was now able to test 4.12.4-2 with my HIS r7 240.... I also tested the latest 4.12.5 and 4.9.41 kernels. Unfortunately, not any change :-(. Debian 8 still stucks at the UTMP setup with "rtl8139 ... link up/down" message, and with Mate Remix 2017 I still get the same garbage screen as with previous kernel version.

But I noticed that now also Ubuntu 16.04, after I updated it via net updater, behaves similarly to Mate Remix, giving just that garbage screen with r7 240! It was not a good idea to update it... How could I recognize the components in the update which caused this? I could then try if the older ones would work with Mate Remix, too.

Re: Spectre660's Linux downloads for the X5000

PostPosted: Sun Aug 13, 2017 4:25 am
by Spectre660
Mesa is the changed component that results in the garbage screen .
For Ubuntu 16.04 you need to replace the /etc/X11/xorg.conf with the one linked below.
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BxoZd ... FdWRkFZSU0
The Ramdisk installer and the Live installer with the alternate install script have been updated with the new xorg.conf.

Roland wrote:
Spectre660 wrote: Can you try this updated kernel (4.12.4 version 2) with your r7 240 and Debian 8.
It has some radeon firmware that was not in previous kernels.


I was now able to test 4.12.4-2 with my HIS r7 240.... I also tested the latest 4.12.5 and 4.9.41 kernels. Unfortunately, not any change :-(. Debian 8 still stucks at the UTMP setup with "rtl8139 ... link up/down" message, and with Mate Remix 2017 I still get the same garbage screen as with previous kernel version.

But I noticed that now also Ubuntu 16.04, after I updated it via net updater, behaves similarly to Mate Remix, giving just that garbage screen with r7 240! It was not a good idea to update it... How could I recognize the components in the update which caused this? I could then try if the older ones would work with Mate Remix, too.

Re: Spectre660's Linux downloads for the X5000

PostPosted: Sun Aug 13, 2017 4:37 am
by Spectre660

Re: Spectre660's Linux downloads for the X5000

PostPosted: Sun Aug 13, 2017 11:21 am
by Roland
Spectre660 wrote:Mesa is the changed component that results in the garbage screen .
For Ubuntu 16.04 you need to replace the /etc/X11/xorg.conf with the one linked below.


Thanks, I already found the 'fbdev' solution for 16.04...:-) I also 'downgraded' the Mesa of 17.04 according to your instructions in the other thread, but have not yet tested it with R7 240.

How about Debian 8, could that boot issue also be related to Mesa, even thought it manifests itself in earlier stage, as I decribed in my previous message? Should I try the same downgrade operation as with 17.04?

Re: Spectre660's Linux downloads for the X5000

PostPosted: Sun Aug 13, 2017 1:21 pm
by Spectre660
Roland wrote:
Spectre660 wrote:Mesa is the changed component that results in the garbage screen .
For Ubuntu 16.04 you need to replace the /etc/X11/xorg.conf with the one linked below.


Thanks, I already found the 'fbdev' solution for 16.04...:-) I also 'downgraded' the Mesa of 17.04 according to your instructions in the other thread, but have not yet tested it with R7 240.

How about Debian 8, could that boot issue also be related to Mesa, even thought it manifests itself in earlier stage, as I decribed in my previous message? Should I try the same downgrade operation as with 17.04?


Debian 8 uses an older mesa version which should not cause problems but If you have not done so yet try replacing the xorg.conf as well .

Re: Spectre660's Linux downloads for the X5000

PostPosted: Thu Aug 17, 2017 6:19 am
by caseycullen
Hi Julian,
Took my quite a while to get back to this, but I've tested Debian 8 on my X5000 with the 4.13 RC5 kernel. If I try to install Debian to my SSD the installation will fail. However, I was able to install to a USB jump drive and boot from it. It booted and everything worked well, except Firefox ESR 52 is horrible. I haven't tried updating to Sid yet.

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Spectre660 wrote:@ Caseycullen

Install a full Debian 8 Mate with my installer ramdisk below.
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BxoZd ... Fo4clZzUmc
Copy the ramdisk to a Fat32 formatted thumb drive with your kernel of choice and cyrus_520.dtb

boot the installer with the uboot options below and install Debian 8 .

usb reset
setenv bootargs root=/dev/ramdisk mem=3500M radeon.pcie_gen2=1
fatload usb 0:1 1000000 uImage-cyrus
fatload usb 0:1 1c00000 cyrus_5020.dtb
fatload usb 0:1 2000000 uRamdisk_Debian_8-net
bootm 1000000 2000000 1c00000

After the installation clone the partition from Ubuntu Mate using gparted . You could also use dd from the newly installed Debian 8 .
Boot from the newly installed or cloned Debian 8 partition then upgrade .

You can skip the cloning if you don't also want to keep a Debian 8 installation .
after cloning the partition and booting from it change the /etc/apt/sources.list to

deb http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ unstable main contrib non-free
deb-src http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ unstable main contrib non-free

upgrade to Debian 9/sid with:

apt-get update
apt-get -u dist-upgrade


PS: I have also done a Gentoo installer image that boots but I have not tried to do an installation yet.
if your are interested in trying it just ask.
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caseycullen wrote:
Spectre660 wrote:Debian Sid on X5000


Hi Julian,
How did you install Debian Sid?
---Casey

Re: Spectre660's Linux downloads for the X5000

PostPosted: Thu Aug 17, 2017 3:38 pm
by Spectre660
@ caseycullen

Nice going.
You may be able to do a dd copy of the usb partition to a partition on your ssd.

Re: Spectre660's Linux downloads for the X5000

PostPosted: Fri Aug 18, 2017 6:55 am
by caseycullen
I used dd to copy the partition onto my ssd, then resized, it worked.
Then I upgraded to sid. This also worked. Everything seems to work well and is very responsive. Firefox ESR 52.3 runs SO much better on sid compared to Debian 8, its really amazing!

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Spectre660 wrote:@ caseycullen

Nice going.
You may be able to do a dd copy of the usb partition to a partition on your ssd.

Re: Spectre660's Linux downloads for the X5000

PostPosted: Fri Aug 18, 2017 1:49 pm
by Spectre660

Re: Spectre660's Linux downloads for the X5000

PostPosted: Fri Aug 18, 2017 2:19 pm
by Spectre660
@caseycullen

I just updated my Debian Sid installation.
There is a new version of Hardinfo that has some new benchmarks.


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Benchmarks
CPU Blowfish
CPU Blowfish (Lower is Better)

e5500 2x 1995.00 MHz 17.357
460EX Rev. B 1x 1155.00 MHz 57.296


CPU CryptoHash
CPU CryptoHash (Higher is Better)

e5500 2x 1995.00 MHz 105.599
460EX Rev. B 1x 1155.00 MHz 24.449


CPU Fibonacci
CPU Fibonacci (Lower is Better)
 
e5500 2x 1995.00 MHz 2.992
460EX Rev. B 1x 1155.00 MHz  4.373


CPU N-Queens
CPU N-Queens (Lower is Better)
 
e5500 2x 1995.00 MHz 11.306
460EX Rev. B 1x 1155.00 MHz 14.454
 

CPU Zlib
CPU Zlib (Higher is Better)

e5500 2x 1995.00 MHz 0.163
460EX Rev. B 1x 1155.00 MHz 0.026

FPU FFT
FPU FFT (Lower is Better)

e5500 2x 1995.00 MHz 14.052
460EX Rev. B 1x 1155.00 MHz   52.880


FPU Raytracing
FPU Raytracing (Lower is Better)

e5500 2x 1995.00 MHz 12.421
460EX Rev. B 1x 1155.00 MHz 40.220


GPU Drawing
GPU Drawing (Higher is Better)

e5500 2x 1995.00 MHz 827.095
460EX Rev. B 1x 1155.00 MHz 144.923